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Offline White Buffalo  
#1 Posted : 29 November 2018 16:41:03(UTC)
White Buffalo

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I really like the models from 1956 with the wide precoupler (breite Vorenkupplung). They have always caught my eye and are interesting to me. But I never understood why Märklin only produced them for one year (1956).

Why was it only produced for one year? It seems to operate just fine, was it a bad design?
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Online Markus Schild  
#2 Posted : 29 November 2018 17:21:00(UTC)
Markus Schild

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Hi,

No, I don't know it. I can just speculate that it was an patent issue. The 1956 design with the bent cover works even better than the later version. I can't imagine another reason. The newer version is not cheaper to produce or has any other advantages.

Regards

Markus
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Offline White Buffalo  
#3 Posted : 05 December 2018 14:28:52(UTC)
White Buffalo

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Vielen Dank Markus. I really like the style & function of these couplers. Going to have to keep my eye open for Wagens with this type coupler. I have only seen them on Locomotives and freight Wagens. Have you seen them on Passenger WAgens?

besten,

Rich
Online Markus Schild  
#4 Posted : 05 December 2018 16:08:26(UTC)
Markus Schild

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Hi Rich,

The couplers only appeared at the "better" freight wagons (310+) which where numbered 46XX from 1957 and on some locomotives. Not on passenger cars.

Regards

Markus
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Offline White Buffalo  
#5 Posted : 05 December 2018 16:21:31(UTC)
White Buffalo

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ausgezeichnet Markus! Thank you for the information and helping my understand which models this coupler was used on. BigGrin
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